Ramnik kaka's pics
The photos of the landscape in this gallery are very powerful
and awe inspiring!
Love the composition of this one.
How nice to have such memories!
Very nice photos! Shared one such sunset with my Mom just
before she passed away!
The man-on-tree in Mahabaleshwar is probably a toddy-tapper.
He would draw neera from the tree and later ferment it into toddy.
Harsh, you have changed so little! :-)) Fun!! Thanks!
Harsh, Love the pic #25/28. Priceless!! :) Though others are
real good, they indeed confirm the tranquility what I thought was norm of bygone
You could run an exhibition of these photographs! really clear
and very nostalgic!
This is such an adorable picture!
I've seen Jay/Vinnie pictures on the horse and now I see where that comes from! :)
Damn cute photos, yaar!! You were in a hunter mode then I see!! Unfortunately, all of my parents such photos parished in the great flood of 2004 in Juhu scheme!! Thats why its all the more fun to see these and think back on similar fun I had....thanksfor sharing.
what a cute looking boy you were...
Interesting. One place that will look
exactly today like it did in the pictures - well almost.
CHAMANLAL JAVERI FAMILY
What priceless images - amazingly sharp
and clear! Great vintage value I'm sure.
Fun!! What a time it was between two world wars! Wish I could
say I was there! :-)
Great pics !!!
All of them are surprisingly clear and sharp !
The originals must've been preserved in pristine condition for the scanned ones to come out so well :)
The pictures are scanned from negatives and some of them are in very good condition
The double exposures are super! I liked the one where your
uncle is playing the hawaiian guitar!
The double exposures were tricky too as his camera was totally manual without an exposure meter! He did have a separate Weston exposure meter but most of the times he set the aperture and speed on his own.
We used to do this too...coming allthe way from Parla! IT was
ariot! Thanks for putting it on the web to re-live those childhood days, filled
with National pride of a newly free India!
I remember those regular night outings to see the lights all
over town. Can't remember the daytime parades. Going out in an open truck loaded
with goodies must have been great fun. Is Dev Karan Nanjee Banking Co the Opera
Those were the days my friend!!! The euphoria of the republic
day... the magnificient lighting all over the city!!! And the weather.... always
a cold day in Bombay on Jan 26th! used to wait to see coconut oil freezing
over....temperature 11 degrees with a chill wind sweeping the city Cheers! WFAV
real nice pics, I posted a comment @ nighttime pics from a Lori. Oh, I do
remember so fondly.
AJANTA & ELLORA
I wonder if the politicians who talk about "hindu Culture"
ever visited the caves to see and analyse what the culture of India was! These
photos are so stark that each of the murals and frescos and carvings at the
caves I am sure have a story of their own! The dominant religions of the day
Buddhism Jainism and the followers of the sashtras is all depicted on the wall
and yet I wonder why they chose caves?? Persecution? The gallery is super!
Some of these pictures are historic. I realise you don't want
to tamper with such pictures but feel that their value can be enhanced by
I agree that some of the pics will look better cropped and that can be done as I still have the negatives and can work on the scanned images. The main reason for not doing that is time. There are just too many photographs to deal with - his and mine - so first priority is to get them into digital format. Then maybe...
Awesome photos! Thanks for finding them and posting.
# 5 is lovely, and brings back the story of Kabuliwala to mind....
#12 is amazing as one can see not only the museum and Taj, but Elphinstone College and Regal Cinema and the highcourt?
What a pleasure! Should be preserved in a museum, don't you think?
Photo #12 - No it's not the high court as it would be on the other (back) side. If you mean the building with the squarish roof then that's the one opposite Regal theatre which houses the old shop Philips Antiques.
Rajabai Tower in storm light is terrific. Is there any
identification of the building in picture 5?
Sorry, have no idea what area it is.
These are really nice pics. My only suggestion would be that may be you should NOT post them on web!! See if you can take it into Photoshop > Sharpen to taste & then publish it as nice 14”x14” black cloth/linen hardbound book, where images are only on right side-one per page with a fat white border. A true cocktail book, while caption/writings are on left side, but only in a square i.e. 2”x2”. If possible put that old fashioned tracing paper (one which comes in old albums, with doily type patterns). That will do justice, preferably do a hard linen covered sleeve to house the book. A 14”x14” book which could use 13” high paper that can be printed on Epson R2400-like mine as it uses K3 ink or a new one R3800.
I’m happy (read envy) for you for your find.
Thanks for your suggestion. My niece saw some of the pictures on my computer and suggested having an exhibition! Putting them in an album is a great idea but then that can only be shared with those who come come.
Another problem is that there are so many photos to go through - most have a memory value - and that is going to take a long time and then there are my own pictures to be scanned! Unfortunately my lot are in a mess, unlike those of Ramnikkaka's!
So... while your suggestion is great it'll have to keep for a while UNLESS you want to make the album yourself?!?
mumbai soooooo many yeare back....is like wandering in a dream...
These are super!! Priceless!!
Nice pictures well framed
Is that your house behind the fallen trees??
Don't think so.
Mahabaleshwar 60 & 61
It was very interesting to see the Mahableshwar of the 60's!
...To what I saw in 2006 (my first visit maybe) -the lake, the surroundings, and
Even though your family pictures, it shows how kids used to have fun then -in the innocent way, without video games, computers/ mobiles/ tv-sets/etc etc...
Thanks for sharing..
Harshkaka I thoroughly enjoyed going through the photographs.
cheers to you
for taking so much trouble and bringing back aii the old memories!!
Hi- The gallery is absolutely fascinating- I guess your
family beat Aamir Khan at the game of making Lagaan
the cricket photos and the grandeur of the old cars and the way we used to dress are all historical pointers
on progress or otherwise in this country! By the way is that a Chevvy or a buick the logo wasn't too clear.
That's a Chevy and it was a beauty to drive!
I visited the Mahabaleshwar nostalgia section!
We take a vacation in Panchgani (Hotel Mount View) at least once in 2 years...
I must say it was an eye-opener for me...
And you don't look too different when you were 4 - 5 years old :D)))
I recognised you quite fast !
Saw each and every picture featuring you. Tried in vain to find a resemblance. Perhaps I should see you in a beret today and then try again.
I have always believed that colour photography almost always
hides flaws of the photographer. Shooting in black and white is an art that is
amply defined in some of the photographs in this gallery! And as usual the
photos have a great sense of balance.